Confidentiality & Medical Records

The Practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:

  • To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
  • To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
  • When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.

If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff. The Practice’s Privacy Notices are given below. However, the only website this Privacy notice applies to is the Surgery’s website. If you use a link to any other website from the Surgery’s website then you will need to read their respective privacy notice. We take no responsibility (legal or otherwise) for the content of other website.

Information Governance Policy

GDPR Privacy Notice

Privacy Information Leaflet

GDPR Children Privacy Notice v2.3

Children’s Privacy Information Leaflet

Confidentiality Code of Practice

Confidentiality Policy for Patients Under the Age of 18

Video Conferencing Policy

Confidentiality Disclosure & Sharing of Patient Information Policy

GDPR Candidate Privacy Notice

Covid 19 Privacy Notice V6

Health Sharing

Please be aware that our staff cannot and will not release information regarding a relative or friend’s care and/or medication unless written permission has been given by the patient via a data sharing agreement. Patients can, if they so wish, indicate the type of information they are happy to be released and to whom on the form which is then transferred to their medical record. Please ask for a form from our Reception Team or download this below and return it to the Practice at your earliest convenience.

Health Information Sharing Form